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Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin at Hartford Stage June 21-30
June 21, 2019 - June 30, 2019
Hartford Stage presents Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin June 21st – June 30th, 2019.
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin is the musical story of an immigrant boy who gave a country its voice. Reflecting upon Berlin’s humble beginnings as the child of immigrants to his rise as one of America’s iconic songwriters, the production features several of the composer’s most recognizable songs, including “Alexander’s Ragtime Band,” “Always,” “Blue Skies,” “God Bless America,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “There’s No Business like Show Business,” and “White Christmas.”
- Music & lyrics by Irving Berlin
- Book by Hershey Felder
- Directed by Trevor Hay
Approximate Running Time: 1 hour and 45 minutes with no intermission
Recommended Ages: 12+
“Richly entertaining and ultimately touching. A remarkable portrait. The empathy, showmanship and craft on tap may just be the best match of historical figure and performing artist yet.” –The Los Angeles Times (Critic’s Pick)
“Felder is an exquisite singer and a virtuosic pianist, and his love for Berlin’s music fills the theatre.” –The New Yorker